Health Effects of Marijuana
My Men's Health Daily Dose e-mail this morning has a link to a story on the health effects of marijuana. Nothing earth shaking, although it claims there's insufficient evidence to support claims of marijuana being effective in treating cancers:
"...the researchers concluded there’s moderate evidence showing no link between marijuana use and lung cancer or head and neck cancers. And there’s insufficient evidence to support a link either for or against pot and incidence of esophageal, prostate, and bladder cancer"
The article also says pot can exacerbate bronchitis:
"...there’s substantial evidence that pot use worsens respiratory symptoms and causes more frequent episodes of bronchitis."
That's contrary to my own experience back when I used to smoke pot. I always felt it helped clear my lungs if only because I might cough up all kinds of stuff after I'd smoke it.
Regardless, the article closes with science's most common plea- more studies are needed: "..More research—comprised of high-quality, controlled trials and observational studies—still needs to be done, the researchers say."